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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

By the way, the manager of the Coral got the last laugh on the idiotic Miami Herald policy. On opening day of “Clockwork” he got Warner Bros. and a local record store to co-op a full page ad for the soundtrack album in the entertainment section.

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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Actually he pulled it due to the Miami Herald’s advertising policy of one column by two inch ads for all x-rated product. He later recanted and the film did open.

He pulled the film from the UK, where he was living at the time, for fear of violence and it was released to cinemas there after his death in 1999.

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AlAlvarez commented about Hollywood Cinema on Sep 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The Ritz was a separate location opened in 1937 and closed around 1953. There was also an Arcade theatre operating somewhere in Hollywood from 1937 to 1959.

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AlAlvarez commented about Bay Harbor 4 Theatres on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:29 am

The exclusive engagement of “The Lion In Winter” was at the Byron, not here as the intro states.

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AlAlvarez commented about Gala Cinemas on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:27 am

The Bird Road theatre operating in 1981 was at 6833 Bird Road.

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AlAlvarez commented about 27th Avenue Drive-In on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:16 am

Not exactly the ideal way to make the front page.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9dQmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qwIGAAAAIBAJ&pg=2214%2C9846

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AlAlvarez commented about Flamingo Theatre on Sep 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

The last article has a critical error. The Sheridan was never a Brandt house.

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AlAlvarez commented about Dadeland Triplex on Sep 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Those “Carnal Knowledge” ads carried a Wometco warning about the language so the film didn’t meet with the stupidity that tried to shut down “Woodstock” and “Last Tango in Paris” at the Coral.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZLIlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C_QFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6409%2C654140

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AlAlvarez commented about Coconut Grove Playhouse on Sep 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

A NEWS Theatre in Coconut Grove and the Grove overlap from 1941 to 1945, so they must have been different theatres. I assume the News was a newsreel theatre during this period.

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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

It was definitely demolished, Ed.

Link to ads: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=p5IlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=N_MFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3963%2C2263975

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AlAlvarez commented about Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater on Sep 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

They are worth a lifetime of cherished memories.

If you want to sell your legacy for dollars, try craigslist.

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AlAlvarez commented about Uptown Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

Another missing intro.

???

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AlAlvarez commented about Union Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

Hell’s Kitchen goes from 34th street to 57th street, west of Eighth Avenue. It is now known as Clinton but many locals call it Hellsea, due to the condo overflow from Chelsea.

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AlAlvarez commented about Theatre Unique on Sep 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

Following this thread (and not the Theatre Unique) this photo shows that the Olympic Theatre was indeed located inside the Tammany Hall building as stated by several sources.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pi4KVLbn7qg/TW0pHiAetLI/AAAAAAAAF8w/s8rb6N5qL44/s1600/20100421153102%2521Tammany_Hall_LC-USZ62-101734.jpg

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AlAlvarez commented about Union Theatre on Sep 7, 2011 at 7:47 am

This would have served the Hell' Kitchen slum tenements.

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/a-hells-kitchen-street-scene-in-the-1920s/

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AlAlvarez commented about Times Theatre on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Those are wonderful photos William added to this page. Thanks!

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AlAlvarez commented about Park & 86th Street Cinemas on Sep 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

I think there was some cut-away to other theatres but the Warner was actually more modern and bland than the National after Cineplex Odeon was finished with it. It was actually a brand new 70mm beauty with great seats that no one attended, for some reason.

The scenes with ‘the kid" were done in NY as they found him in Bay Ridge where he used to hang out at the Alpine.

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AlAlvarez commented about Rendezvous Cinema on Sep 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Ed, thanks for adding this historic venue.

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AlAlvarez commented about Renaissance Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm

For Colored people…

http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/RenaissanceTheatre.html

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AlAlvarez commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Sep 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I think they may be referring to the Acme.

/theaters/12399/

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AlAlvarez commented about RKO Alhambra Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm

The Alhambra disappeared from the RKO listings after a Thanksgiving 1964 run of “Cleopatra”

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AlAlvarez commented about Park & 86th Street Cinemas on Sep 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Ed, I did see those but we closed both the National and Warner for the filming. “Death” walks out the front door of the Warner at one point and interiors with ‘the kid’ (he was actually in his late teens) I believe were mostly done inside the National.

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AlAlvarez commented about Peoples Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

Another location missing the intro.

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AlAlvarez commented about Penn Theatre on Sep 5, 2011 at 11:23 am

In New York there was a big morality drive that closed many silent theatres when they were accused by Christian groups of being the source of spreading diseases, the abduction of white women, drug use, and pretty much every other vice they could pin onto the mostly Jewish industry.

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AlAlvarez commented about Park & 86th Street Cinemas on Sep 5, 2011 at 8:43 am

“The Last Action Hero” featured the National interior and the Warner (Rialto) and Times Square exteriors.